ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Sarah Palin indirectly countered politicians trying to tie her political material to the weekend shooting in Arizona that left six people dead and critically wounded Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.
Conservative talk show host Glenn Beck on Monday read what he said was the tea party favorite's e-mail to him in which she said she hates violence and war.
According to Beck, Palin said: "Our children will not have peace if politicos just capitalize on this to succeed in portraying anyone as inciting terror and violence."
Palin last spring targeted Giffords' district as one of 20 that should be taken back. Palin has been criticized for marking each district with the cross hairs of a gun sight.
Her aides did not immediately respond to an e-mail.